January 27, 2013

Project Life - Week 3

And we're on to week 3!

Keeping that little notebook in my purse to jot down notes throughout the week is a must! It's funny how many things you can forget about it a few days.

We did a major hallway closet remodel, making functional space out of wasted space.

Snapped a pic in Target of Jake with his new braces.

Added a new bookshelf in the living room so our scrapbooks can be kept out and actually looked at.

January 26, 2013

January Stamp Club - Oh, Hello

For this months stamp club we used some of my favorite new products from the spring mini catalog.

All Supplies are Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Oh, Hello
Ink: Early Espresso, So Saffron
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla, Tea for Two DSP
Accessories: Delicate Details Lace Tape, Sycamore Street Button, Whisper White Baker's Twine

All Supplies are Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Oh, Hello
Ink: Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake
Paper: Calypso Cora, Tea for Two DSP, Whisper White
Accessories: Decorative Label Punch, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Paper Doilies

January 20, 2013

Project Life - Week 2

This week included lots of knitting, reading and tea drinking.

Tim and I were both sick so I stocked up on cold medicine. Pictures like this are fun to look back on in 10 years to see how product packaging changes.

Jake received an ant farm for Christmas. We ordered the ants in the mail and they arrived this week. Due to the cold temperatures, most of them did not survive the journey. Eight ants survived and got busy tunneling right away.

Can't wait for the ice to melt a bit so I can get out and try my new running shoes.

January 11, 2013

Project Life - Week 1

Week one is complete! Most of the pictures this week are from my 40th birthday celebration in Las Vegas. I also included our room key, a facebook post and ticket stubs from Jersey Boys & Madame Tussaud's.

My week in review write-up includes the stuff we did in Vegas plus some things from the beginning of the week that aren't pictured.

I used this template from Marcy Penner to make notes of which photos/items to place where. This helped me get a better idea before actually printing the photos, thus saving waste of paper and ink.

Since I wasn't home until late Sunday I worked on this layout during the week. I hope to complete my week 2 layout this Sunday.

January 1, 2013

Project Life 2013

I've decided to do a Project Life album again this year!

Here is my cover page I completed this weekend.

The last Project Life album I did was in 2010. Some things I will be doing differently this time:

1. Last time I tried to take a picture every day. It was too stressful. I felt like a failure if I didn't find something to take a photo of one day. Or if things were busy or I was sick and it just didn't happen. This year I will be focusing on the week. My layouts will include highlights from the entire week. And some weeks all the photos might be from one day.

2. Last time I tried to journal or write something about each photo. Sometimes a photo speaks for itself and there isn't a lot to say about it. This year I will be journaling a summary of our week or week in review, very similar to what Cathy Zielske does. I may also add text to my photos before printing, again similar to Cathy Zielkse. I plan to keep a notebook in my purse to jot down things that happen throughout the day/week.

3. For my last album I purchased an entire Project Life kit. This year I only purchased an album and Design A Pocket Pages. This will allow me to use up some of my scrapbooking stash I already have. I have also been inspired by the look of Cathy, Elise and Ali's albums and like how each layout looks so different, not matchy-matchy.

4. I hope to work on my album each Sunday. My weeks/layouts will run from Sunday-Saturday. I have set up folders on my computer for each week where I can drop in photos, print-outs, etc. I want to use that week. I plan to print everything at home. It's probably more expensive to do that, but since I don't have a photo printing service near me, this will allow me to keep up.

Are you doing Project Life this year? What are your plans?